Aduana Stars delivered a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Accra Hearts of Oak in their week 13 clash at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa.
Experienced Bright Adjei scored the winner in the 70th minute to stay at the top of the table with 24 points.
The defeat followed their mid-week elimination from the FA Cup by Nania FC and would add to the Phobian woes that saw the departure of their former Head Coach, Martin Koopman.
The game itself was a closely contested affair, with both sides creating chances throughout. Aduana’s victory was largely thanks to their solid defensive display, which limited Hearts of Oak’s opportunities.
Despite their struggles, Hearts showed promising signs in attack, however, their finishing let them down, with several good chances going begging.
Aduana’s win sees them extend their unbeaten streak at home to six games, and they will look to build on this result as they face off against Nations FC in their next fixture.
Hearts of Oak, meanwhile, will aim to bounce back from their disappointing run of results when they host sworn rivals Asante Kotoko in Kumasi.
At Abrankese, Bofoakwa Tano FC were handed their first home defeat in the Ghana Premier League after falling 2-0 to FC Samartex 1996.
Bofoakwa have been banned from using the Sunyani Coronation Park following crowd violence in the match against Nsoatreman FC last week.
The visitors got the opening goal of the match day 13 fixture when Evans Osei-Wusu converted a penalty kick two minutes away from the half-time break.
Substitute Michael Ephson doubled the lead for Samartex in the closing stages of the encounter.
Samartex’s first away victory of the campaign sees them maintain their position on the league standings. They are sitting in third place with 23 points after 13 rounds. — Ghanasoccernet.comRead Full Story